Bow Season Stats: 2018

Note: This was the last year for any fully guided hunters with MDL Outfitters as we moved to strictly semi-guided hunts in southern Iowa.


Shot Opportunity: +100% Zone 4, Zone 5 & Zone 6

(2 x Guided Hunters; 7 x Semi-Guided Hunters)


Biggest Buck Seen Overall: 200"+ Typical buck, Zone 5, by hunter from MN, no shot taken nor presented due to brush in the way.

Biggest Buck Shot Opportunity: 185" Non-Typical, Zone 5, by hunter from MA.

Biggest Buck Shot & Recovered: 160" Typical, Zone 5, by hunter from OH.

Largest Wounded Buck: Not Applicable

Number of wounded bucks: 0

Number of misses: 1 (known)

Number of hunters: 9 (excluding special & DIY bowhunters)

Number of shot opportunities on mature whitetails: 13+

Number of blown encounters: 4

Summary: Aside from 1 hunter who had to leave early after 1 day of hunting and another hunter of only 2 days of hunting, we killed out 100% with more than 100% shot opportunity on mature whitetail bucks.

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